Does Anyone Have Your Back?

Genius is insanity plus time.

Your great idea may need some tweaking, but it’s not crazy. You are a little ahead of the curve. You see a problem and you have a solution for it.

You are about to get bogged down with negativity. Everyone’s going to give you reasons why it won’t work.

You are overwhelmed with the prospect of creating a product, of building a company.

You have nowhere to turn.

An alarming number of respondents to a recent poll said they feel like they have no one to mentor and/or advise them.

I’m reading who’s got your back  (all lower case) by Keith Ferrazzi.

Imagine a world where you have an “accountability buddy” who makes sure you complete that goal you set.

Imagine having long slow dinners with people genuinely interested in your success.


Imagine having a support system.

Imagine you being the “idea person”, and having a friend who’s brilliant at execution.  Imagine what you can do.

who’s got your back is the best book I’ve read in the past year.

It’s a big, bad, crazy world. No one should have to walk around it…alone.

John Scott is the national online learning coordinator, career services manager and an instructor at the School of Multimedia Communications, Academy of Art University, San Francisco. He also counsels clients and groups on the art of reinvention.  His debut book  ”Broken Glass and Barbed Wire” will be released soon. Follow John on Twitter @johnscottsf.


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